Aryan Tauqeer

Aryan Tauqeer

The author enjoys writing about cinema and pop culture.

Is Ad Astra Brad Pitt’s second entry to the Oscars this year?

Since the release of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi opus 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968, the studio-mandated space-bound epic has been a staple of yearly theatrical releases.They occupy a spectrum ranging from Andrei Tarkovsky’s existential art film Solaris (1971) to the genre-defining franchise kick-starter Star Wars (1977). In the past five years alone, productions such as Interstellar (2014), The Martian (2015), The Critically Maligned Passengers (2016), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and First Man (2018) have proven that the market for this specific sub-genre persists with the aid of general audiences.And, like clockwork, another contender comes forth in ...

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